A. The primary purpose of this document is to establish some basic rules of operating for Shady Acres which are designed for the safety and protection of:

1. Aircraft operating to, from, and on the airport

2. All personnel and vehicles operating on the airport property.

3. Al1 property of Shady Acres corporation and shareholders of the corporation.

B. It is also the purpose of these operating rules to formally document the desires of the shareholders in regard to procedures and practices that are either acceptable or not acceptable where Shady Acres airport is concerned.

C. These rules are intended as a quick reference for both the existing shareholders as well as new shareholders.


A. The rules contained herein apply to the land area owned by Shady Acres Airport, Inc., and the airspace associated with the airport. They are divided into three sections: Ground Operations, Flight Operations, and General Restrictions.


A. General

Ground operations refers to all movement of personnel, vehicles, and animals on the airport property that is not associated with flying.

B. Runway

The use of the runway for anything other than flying activities is limited to walking horses and pedestrians. The runway is not to be used for auto, motorcycle or any other traffic other than the exceptions noted below. All motor vehicles, other than those used to maintain the airport are not to cross the runway. In all cases aircraft are to be given the right-of-way.


1. The runway can be used to move permanent trailer homes to or from a homesite where the use of the runway is the only practical alternative. Under these conditions, runway use must be held to a minimum.

2. Vehicles used to maintain the airport property are permitted on the runway under the direction and discretion of the maintenance officer.

3. Jack Brown has been granted permission to clear the runway with his Jeep when it snows.

C. Horses, Bicycles, and Pedestrians

Crossing the runway with horses is permitted when the horse(s) is led by the rider and walked across the runway. Similarly, crossing the runway with a bicycle is permitted but the bicycles are to be pushed rather than ridden. There are no restrictions on pedestrians crossing the runway. In all cases aircraft have the right-of-way.

For horses, bicycles, and pedestrians traveling the length of the runway, a five-foot wide trail along the perimeter of the airport (corporation) property is to be used. Bicycles and horses can be ridden on this trail except that horses are to be walked, not run.

D. Taxiways

Use of motor vehicles on taxiways is generally restricted. However, they can be used to haul material to the north end of the runway for dumping or for other types of hauling where use of the taxiway is the only practical alternative. This type of traffic should be kept to a minimum. All such vehicles must give the right-of-way to aircraft.

E. Landfill (North of runway)

Dumping at the north end of the runway is encouraged with limit only on the type of material. Soil and rocks are preferred while building materials (wood, plasterboard, etc.) and brush are also acceptable. Items that are not to be dumped in this area are:

garbage metal cans, glass, rubber tires, loose papers, auto bodies or parts, stoves and refrigerators.


A. General

Flight operation is intended to mean all operation of aircraft to, from, or on the airport property and in the airspace associated with the airport. The procedures to be used at Shady Acres Airport are those procedures set forth in the Federal Aviation Regulations for operation at any small airport. If any conflict should occur between the FAR’s and any current or future procedure established at Shady Acres, the federal regulations obviously take precedence.

B. Airport Pattern

The pattern for Shady Acres is 1,200 feet MSL and is always on the east side of the runway. Entry and departure is the standard 45ê leg.

C. Radio Communications

All radio equipped aircraft are expected to announce their presence when entering the downwind leg of the pattern on 122.9 MC. Also, radio equipped aircraft are expected to announce their departure prior to rolling onto the active runway on the same frequency.

D. Displaced Threshold

When landing to the north, the threshold markings on runway 35 are to be observed at all times. No aircraft is to land before crossing this threshold. The purpose is to prevent collision with automobiles on 208th Street. The displaced threshold is intended to keep the glide path of a landing aircraft sufficiently above 208th Street to provide a clearance above cars that may be passing at that moment.

E. Aerobatics

In the interest of safety as well as in maintaining good relations with other residences near the airport who may not appreciate such activities, these maneuvers are prohibited over the airport or within two miles of the airport. There is an approved aerobatic areas east of Thun Field for practicing these maneuvers without jeopardizing the safety or interests of the shareholdser.

F. Nonresident aircraft

It is primarily the responsibility of each of the shareholders to inform his or her friends, relatives, business associates, etc., of the rules established by the owners of Shady Acres and to take corrective action where necessary.

G. Areas of Special Caution

1. 208th Street

The proximity of 208th Street and the south end of the runway creates a situation of which all pilots should be aware and exercise extreme caution. Although there are numerous caution signs for automobile traffic, the general practice of most drivers is to ignore them. Therefore, when landing to the north, always maintain sufficient clearance over the street to allow cars or trucks to pass underneath the aircraft (also see “Displaced Threshold.”)

2. Power Poles

There are power poles at both ends of the runway of which each pilot should be aware. Final approach to Runway 35, if not centered with the runway, could come dangerously close to the pole on the southwest corner of the field. The pole, and the trees beyond it, on the north end of the field, could become an obstacle for some traffic on a hot day with a full load.

3. Model Airplane Area.

The area approximately one mile south of the airport, near Bethel High School, is used extensively by model airplane clubs. Radio controlled models are to be expected anywhere in the area at all altitudes.

4. Density Altitude.

Although the altitude of the airport is only 425 feet above sea level, hot days with little or no wind can cause a potentially dangerous situation for some types of aircraft. The power poles and trees north of the runway can become an obstacle for some planes when fully loaded.

V. General Restrictions and Obligations

A. General

The following items are restrictions, owner obligations or responsibilities or other notes of special interest of which shareholders should be aware.

B. Aircraft Per Shareholder

The by laws of the corporation state “… no owner shall be allowed to base aircraft or to use the field where the purpose or effect is to allow three or more pilots (not family or residents of the field or occasional guest) to base aircraft and fly from the field.”

C Construction Near Runway

The deeds to the lots bordering the corporate property contain a clause to the effect that nothing can be constructed over 24 inches high within 50 feet of the corporate property. The purpose of this restriction is to prevent any contruction near the taxiways which would be hazardous to aircraft.

D. Individual Owner Responsibilities

In the corporate minutes of the June 4, 1988 meeting, it was agreed by the shareholders that “individual owners are responsible for curtailing traffic of strangers on their own driveways.”

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